Basically, a theater pretty much like the Prytania:
-one theater -show one or two wide release movies -midnight movies -director retrospectives e.g. Having a "Hitchcock month" -film festival specials e.g. showing previous Cannes winners during the week of the Cannes film festival
Who else would love this idea? For me personally, it is one of the major things missing from the campus area. I don't know exactly how big the market would be for it but I wish someone would step up. I would try but I have no money, though, maybe some day in the future. Or, it could be how the Nickelodeon is in South Carolina where it is partially funded by the Arts Council and then memberships/donations filled in the gaps, more or less.
kingbob LSU Fan St. Amant, LA Member since Nov 2010 23431 posts
re: Opening up an independent art house theater in Baton Rouge(Posted by kingbob on 9/12/13 at 9:37 am to ColaTiger)
It would last for a few months (maybe longer depending on the price point), but it would be unsustainable due to a lack of market. There's just not enough of an audience in BR to make money doing it all year round. A great location close to campus on the South side with good parking and convenient access (i.e. minimal traffic congestion) could change that.
ColaTiger LSU Fan Louisiana Member since Jan 2013 2193 posts
re: Opening up an independent art house theater in Baton Rouge(Posted by ColaTiger on 9/12/13 at 9:38 am to Brosef Stalin)
You say that but there is a university with ~30,000 students and professors/intellectuals. Surely there is a market there. Heck, the art house theater in downtown Columbia, SC has been there since 1979.
Salmon USA Fan On the trails Member since Feb 2008 33274 posts Online
re: Opening up an independent art house theater in Baton Rouge(Posted by Salmon on 9/12/13 at 9:49 am to ColaTiger)
I'm honestly surprised BR does not have something like this already. Just don't make too arthouse, show some small release quirky indie films, and allow alcohol in the theatre. I think it would thrive.
PezzMonkey8 USA Fan Baton Rouge Member since Feb 2009 6 posts
re: Opening up an independent art house theater in Baton Rouge(Posted by PezzMonkey8 on 9/13/13 at 3:01 am to teke184)
The Manship Theatre downtown in the Shaw Center shows some cool indie movies every now and again, as well as some classics. I saw 'Sleepwalk With Me' 'Do-Deca Pentathalon' and 'The Goonies' there on the big screen. Themed booze and snacks served before and during showtime.